Tag Archives: Social Security

Hidden Agenda Or Just Plain Stupid?

The 114th Congress came into session on Tuesday January 6th.  It didn’t take long for it to pass its first harmful resolution.  The first order of business was basically roll call.  The next was the election of the Speaker of … Continue reading

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Obama’s To Do List Addition For Future Progressives

Last Friday President Obama hit the road in an effort to prevue his State of the Union address and build public support for it.  Even the most powerful man in the world can’t control the news cycle.  The world’s attention … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Paul Ryan

Woody Allen said, “80% of life is showing up.”  The percentage varies depending on which source you accept, but the concept is what is important.  To put it in baseball terms, you can’t get a hit without first steeping in … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Marco Rubio

Today we continue the series with a look at Florida Senator Marco Rubio.  In answering the three questions I will make one bold prediction.  Rubio will run and that will have an impact on the race; he will not win; … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Rick Santorum

Most of my readers are interested in what I think will happen in politics; that is one of the major reasons they read my articles.  Everything is an educated guess.  I am far from the level where I have a … Continue reading

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Bad News Sells

Twice in as many weeks Paul Krugman proved his brilliance in the New York Times.  Friday’s online edition featured his op-ed entitled, Secret Deficit Lovers.  The opening line, “What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?” provoked … Continue reading

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Logic And A Touch Of Forgiveness

I know around 85% of my readership lives in the United States.  How much of it lives in Iowa is something I don’t know.  While the core message is for everyone, foreign or domestic, the only people who can do … Continue reading

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Why Would I Retain This Idiot?

Republicans talk about running government like a business.  The fallacies in that are too numerous to get into here, but for the next few minutes I’d like my readers to think along those lines. 

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An Evening With Bernie

Most American’s only see U.S. Senators on television.  In a period of 8 days I saw two sitting Senators live.  I actually had a brief personal conversation with one.  Wednesday night I was privileged to be part of a group … Continue reading

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